I was on one of the P-G forums yesterday, and a poster told some people to stop bashing Obama because we have had to put up with 8 years of W's stuff (or something like that; I cannot seem to find the forum anymore).
So let me get this straight: I have had to listen to Bush bashers for eight years, but only 12 hours after the election was called, people are not allowed to be upset or say negative things because their candidate lost/the candidate that they did not like won?! Since the forum is now gone, removed, vanished, I guess that gives me my answer. Perhaps the Fairness Doctrine was put back into place overnight!
Another poster talked about restoring the image of the country. I believe that a big part of the tarnished image is that people did not stand behind Bush. It is one thing to disagree with a president, but to be so openly disrespectful as people have done, what good does that do? I had almost forgotten about the comments a lot of the Hollywood liberal made, from referring to Bush as a fictitious president (whatever that means), to people being embarrassed from being from the same state as Bush. Bush was blamed for just about everything under the sun. Bush may not have been a great president, but he did not deserve to be vilified as he was. Think about it: One person spent his campaign saying his opponent was like Bush, clearly a negative thing that helped him win the election. And the other candidate spent his campaign saying he was not Bush.